Britney didn't want to work, has bad ideas

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Tbdbritneyspears091207 We’re really getting fatigued by all the excuses being trotted out by the Team Britney as to why Sunday’s performance was so bad — everything from her flight was delayed to her stilletto heel broke — but leave it to the New York Post’s Page Six to provide an explanation so plausible, it has to be true.

The tabloid says Spears really was late, scheduled to come in at 1 p.m. Saturday, but after that it was pure China syndrome time.

“She didn’t even get to Las Vegas until 4:30 p.m.,” a source says. “It was ridiculous ... The production people at MTV were freaking out ... Nobody can tell Britney what to do anymore. No one can control her. She is a mess.”

But even then, she didn’t head to rehearsals — you know, to work — but instead went to her hotel room to stuff her face and suck down frozen margaritas before wandering down to the stage with a drink in her hand.

“The dance number was spectacular — without her,” a Post source says. “When the stand-in was rehearsing with the dancers, in the hours they were all waiting for her, it was amazing. Then Britney showed up and refused to do anything. The dancers were supposed to lift and twirl her in the air a few times, and that just wasn’t going to happen. The more complicated dance moves had to be erased because she couldn’t do them.”

Finally, instead of the sleek corseted number MTV had picked for her, Britney decided it would be oh-so-awesome to wear that horrid sequined bikini that highlighted the fact that she’s no longer a size zero.

“The dancers were texting pals, asking them to pray for them,” another spy said. “They were worried.” Gee, whatever for?

[Photo: Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:21am]

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